|I got started in costuming when I was young. I used to wear my
Halloween costumes when my brother and I played Star Wars. I was
either Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, or a Stormtrooper. The costumes
were pretty pathetic, but hey, I was 5 - 10 years old doing this.
After about 1983, I got away from costuming, because I was a "cool"
Time warp into 2005. My brother insisted that I go to Star Wars Celebration III. It celebrated the up-coming release of Revenge of the Sith.
My brother had a Jedi costume that was pretty impressive. As we walked around the convention, I was surrounded by excellent, movie or better quality costumes. I was hooked - again. I decided that a costume I could make myself was going to be the least expensive. After learning to sew, a year, and about $400 later, I had my very own Jedi costume.
My first "trooping" experience in my Jedi robes as a member of the Rebel Legion was to walk around the Boston Museum of Science. I joined members of the 501st Legion New England Garrison to promote the "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit and "An evening with Anthony Daniels". During that fantastic experience, several of the 501st people said I could pull off a very good looking Count Dooku costume. The seed was planted and 4 months later, I became an official member of the 501st Legion Central Garrison with my Count Dooku costume.
Below are links to my descriptions of the costumes I've done.
Vacuum Forming Information
Child Sized Costumes
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